Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist who has exhibited and worked with communities nationally and internationally. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Lowe to the National Council on the Arts in 2013, and in 2014 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.
His work has appeared in: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; Phoenix Art Museum; Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea; the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; and the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Mr. Lowe is best known for his Project Row Houses community-based art project that he started in Houston in 1993. Further community projects include the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, the Borough Project in Charleston, SC (with Suzanne Lacy and Mary Jane Jacobs), the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Florida, and the Anyang Public Art Program 2010 in Anyang, Korea.
Among Mr. Lowe’s honors are the Rudy Bruner Awards in Urban Excellence, the AIA Keystone Award, the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities, the Skowhegan Governor’s Award, the Skandalaris Award for Art/Architecture, and a U.S. Artists Booth Fellowship. He has served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, a Mel King Fellow at MIT, and an Auburn University Breedan Scholar.
Mr. Lowe gave a public lecture entitled "Redefining Art in the Social Context" on February 4, 2016, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.
The Haas Center welcomes requests to engage with Mr. Lowe during his residency from January through mid-March 2016. Please complete this request form.